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I heard the bells on Christmas Day....

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

When you’re happy, sing. When you’re sad, sing even louder.
--Irish Proverb


Holy Holly, Greg Turiya Liotta

I've always felt that if I can keep a song in my heart, it will add joy to my day. And so I decided to share some of my favorite music of this time of year...perhaps you too will find joy in it!

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~ Three Dog Night
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
dFypAB7nYGA


~ Ivan Lins (Paul Winter Consort)
music.paulwinter.com/tra
ck/velho-serm-o-ivan-lins


~ Theresa Thomason (Paul Winter Consort)
music.paulwinter.com/tra
ck/the-rain-is-over-and-go
ne-theresa-thomason


~ Bing Crosby and David Bowie
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
DiXjbI3kRus


~ Dave Brubeck
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
0Fp2OF3KPCw


~ Alison Krauss and Yo Yo Ma
www.yo-yoma.com/video/yo
-yo-ma-alison-krauss-wexfo
rd-carol


~ Angelique Kidjo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
P-LyZDpEO08


~ Ella Fitzgerald
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
KbYBaMxzPLQ&feature=youtu.be


~ Linda Ronstadt
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Fsqk9FOBtuo


~ Jose Feliciano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
xMtuVP8Mj4o


~ John Lennon
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
XPm3CWvDmvc&feature=youtu.be


~ The Gypsy Kings
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
jD836R9cLdQ


~ Ray Charles
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
mAPvi9Oe29A&feature=share


John Schofield & the Wild Magnolias
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
UioDK8SFZEs


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CHRISTMAS BELLS
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas 1863

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said:
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men (and women)!"
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